December 1, 2015 – ReMilNet’s President, Sara Slettebo, has been named the Jacksonville Chamber Entrepreneurial Growth Division’s Small Business Leader of the Year for 2016. Each year, the Jacksonville Chamber recognizes 12 Small Businesses who demonstrate professional business acumen, leadership, and be a member of a Council or Division in good standing. Over the coming year, Ms. Slettebo will be participating in a range of activities across the Chamber, its Councils, and Divisions. ”The opportunity to support the Chamber’s mission of connecting, growing, and prospering our community, while also serving as an advocate for Chamber programs and services with local businesses is a responsibility I look forward to supporting both during the upcoming year and beyond.”
October 2, 2015 – (Source, Jacksonville Business Journal) CEO Stan Halter, a 22-year Navy veteran, founded ReMilNet LLC in 2003 to provide employers with the expertise and unique skill sets of retired military and veterans. Some veterans are looking for permanent openings and others, especially those who are retired, prefer to work on projects, so they don’t have to work all the time, Halter said. Whichever way it goes, the clients get reduced risk, improved performance and value, and increase their organizational effectiveness.
Halter said at any point in time, 70 percent of those who are hired have been in the military, but other job seekers with the right skills are also welcome. The Department of Defense is the major client, but there are also commercial clients. “We’re taking a new step soon in a new direction to help companies hire veterans,” Halter said. “The project involves assisting human resource and recruiting personnel in the inclusion and identification of qualified veterans for job openings.”
He attributes the success of ReMilNet to the integrity of the company, the creative solutions and on-time and on-budget performance.
Halter is active in military and veterans organizations, including the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association in Jacksonville, the Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Association — which is working on getting the USS Charles F. Adams in Downtown Jacksonville as a museum — and the Jax Chamber military issues committee.
September 15, 2015 – Today, the Small Business Administration issued a final rule on sole source contracts for Woman Owned Small Businesses (WOSB) and Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Businesses (EDWOSB). Per the SBA, this rule authorizes contracting offices the ability to issue sole source contracts under the Simplified Acquisition Threshold (currently at $150,000), as well as sole source contracts up to $6.5 million for manufacturing and $4 million for all other contracts (inclusive of all options) if a contracting officer “cannot identify two or more WOSBs or EDWOSBs that can perform at a fair and reasonable price but identifies one WOSB or EDWOSB that can perform at a fair and reasonable price”. ReMilNet’s President Sara Slettebo said of the final ruling, “this is a great opportunity for all women business owners and entrepreneurs, and will further diversify the products and services these businesses provide their customers.”
April 15, 2015- ReMilNet’s President, in concert with the City of Jacksonville Small and Emerging Business (JSEB) Office, will be presenting a training session on “Organizational Handbooks & How They Improve Business Effectiveness“. The JSEB program, free for local small and minority businesses across five counties, promotes economic development through technical and education assistance, which helps improve business relationships leading to economic growth for the City. The training will provide participants with valuable information on the importance and common misconceptions of Organizational Handbooks, as well as offer an opportunity for businesses to develop Handbooks during the session. Sara Slettebo remarked, “I am excited to help other local businesses in strengthening their internal business effectiveness though handbook development, which will provide business owners and managers the tools they need as their businesses expand and grow.” The training session will be held on Saturday, May 16 from 9:00 am- noon.
April 6, 2015 – ReMilNet was selected as a Prime Contractor for the Navy Seaport-e Contract. This multi-year, indefinite quantity contract supports 22 functional areas, including engineering system engineering and process engineering support; system design documentation and technical data support; configuration management support;quality assurance support; information system development, information assurance and information technology support; acquisition logistics support; supply and provisioning support; and training support. The government estimates up to $5,300,000,000 of services will be procured per year via orders issued under the SeaPort-e contract. Upon notification of award, ReMilNet’s President Sara Slettebo remarked, “We are excited to support Seaport-e’s customers by delivering innovative and cost effective solutions across each of the 22 functional areas.”